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CORD 810/812

Sedan, berline, convertible coupé, convertible phaeton.

The incredible Coffin Nose with its alligator bonnet innocent of conventional grille, manually retractable headlamps, aircraft style dash, trailing-arm front suspension, and temperamental four-speed over-drive 'box with electro-vacuum shift. Wonderful when it's running right, but a full-time job to keep it that way. Too many have been re-engined, and some have even been converted to rear drive. Long-chassis berlines on '37 812 only.

Technical Specifications

4730cc (V8 SV) 
Front engine, front-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1936 to 1937  
Number produced:
3000 approx. all 810/812 models